00RS HB281


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HB 281/FN/LM/HM (BR 914) - M. Marzian, P. Clark, B. DeWeese, D. Horlander, S. Johns, E. Jordan

     AN ACT relating to registered nurse first assistants.
     Amend KRS 216B.015 to define "perioperative nursing" and "registered nurse first assistant"; amend KRS 216B.160 to require health care facilities to have policies relating to use of registered nurse first assistants; exempt nurses certified as perioperative nurses prior to 1995 from new education requirements; create new section of KRS Chapter 304.17A to require that health plans that offer coverage for surgical first assisting benefits or services be construed as providing coverage for those services that are offered by a registered nurse first assistant.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Jan 10-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 13-posted in committee
     Jan 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 26-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 27, 2000
     Jan 27-3rd reading, passed 96-0
     Jan 28-received in Senate
     Feb 2-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 23, 2000
     Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Feb 24-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Feb 25-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 8-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 96)

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